Friday, May 25, 2012

Hunky Friday - True Blood style (Week 2)

Hello Friday fans!

Today brings part 2 of 4 in my tribute to the hunks of True Blood. (season 5 premiere June 10-HBO)

This is Ryan Kwanten, who plays Jason Stackhouse in TB. He's neither a vamp nor a were-anything; he just has a little fairy blood in him. Although, in the books he becomes a werepanther. I'm kinda sad that he's not in the show.

One thing is for sure, Ryan has no problems being nekkid! In fact, I had difficulty finding pictures of him with his clothes on!! (A few made me blush. Not an easy task for me!)

I hope you enjoy Ryan.

Stay tuned next week for the hunkiest of hunky werewolves. grrrrrrrowl!

Just a reminder, if you haven't entered Rachel's giveaway of a Yiota's Cross Stitch chart, it is not too late to enter here . The drawing is tomorrow, though, so hurry on up!

Monday, May 21, 2012

I love giveaways!

Like the rest of you do, natch!

My dear, sweet stitchy friend, Jo, over at Serendipitous Stitching has been given the opportunity to offer a giveaway from Yiota's cross stitch kits in order to celebrate Jo's milestone of 250 followers. Congratulations Jo!

Check out the giveaway and Yiota's website. There are many charts I'm coveting, but I'll share some favorite fairies here:

Mystic Fairy

Spring Fairy


and, as I've shared before, Coffee Fairy

Maybe I'll be a lucky winner, or maybe you will...

Uncooperative Cats! (TUSAL)

Well, the cats were not being very accommodating this time. I got one halfway decent photo. The Girl-child, however, was all too happy to play "Cheese!"


Friday, May 18, 2012

Hunky Fang-y Friday

Hello all you vampire lovers out there! Today I begin my 4-week tribute to the hunks of "True Blood."
Season 5 premieres on Sunday, June 10 on HBO.

For your consumption I offer to you Stephen Moyer, who plays Bill Compton, Sookie's first love, on TB. While Bill is not my favorite vamp, I can certainly work up some warm-blooded appreciation for him. And, as the next few weeks fly by on bat wings, the hunks will get hunkier, ending with my very favorite bloodsucker.

Do you dare invite him in?

Friday, May 11, 2012

I called in sick

Dear Readers,

Sorry that I did not post last week for Hunky Friday or WIPocalypse. I was sick for about a week. I was trying a new medication and it made me quite ill. blech!

So, here I am, back at it. Just in time for a new Hunky Friday.

But first, let's discuss WIPocalypse. I have several things that I can't post piccies of yet, as they are round robin sections and I don't want to spoil the surprise for when they're finished. That is if the stupid frog leaves my house and I actually can finish them...

So, since the last WIP post I have worked on my section of Ginny's Mirabilia RR. I'm nearly half-way on that. I've also worked on my section of Michelle's Joan Elliott RR. After frogging a huge amount of that one, I'm at least 1/3 done. (I'd better hurry. Deadlines are coming up.)

I finally finished Melva's naughty little frog-loving Joan Elliott angel.

I finished Johanna's Mirabilia RR square with Ladyslipper. (Loved this one!)

I did as much as I could on Lindsay's UFO RR tiger, before having to get it in the mail. I didn't quite finish the cross-stitching, but it is close.

I got the top section of my new Band Sampler RR with the theme of "Sweetheart Tree Summer," and got that mailed off.

I think that covers most of the stitches I placed since the last WIPocalypse post.

Now, what you've all been waiting for...HUNKY FRIDAY!

I've been very much into Game of Thrones lately. I am simultaneously watching Season 2 on HBO and reading the corresponding George R.R. Martin book, Clash of Kings.

Without further adieu, here is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in GOT.

 Stay tuned next week as I begin a Hunky lead-up to the new season of True Blood. Can't wait!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


This wasn't just a little frog, this was a monster-sized, smelly, warty TOAD!

Working on my section on Michelle's piece from the Joan Elliott round robin. When I made my working copy I had to stick two pages together right in the middle. On this particular pattern there is no "two shaded rows" to match up the next page. I realized about half-way into my stitching that my printer cut off an entire row in the middle. Thud.

I am in the process of ripping out about 150 stitches. I guess I just have to be grateful that it wasn't more.